Category: Environment & tourism

CAMPFIRE completes human wildlife mitigation programme in Tsholotsho

The Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE) has completed a human wildlife conflict mitigation programme in ward seven in Tsholotsho. The ward has recorded better harvests in the fields since the launch of the programme in 2015.  The project which was started in 2015 uses chilli guns and gum pole barriers to prevent the movement of elephants into people`s fields. Community volunteers from ward 7 are now assisting their counterparts in ward 1, 3 and 4 where a similar system is being set up. CAMPFIRE chief executive officer, Mr Charles Jonga says although his organisation was designed...

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Tourism master plan on the cards

The country is expected to unveil a tourism master plan to guide the development of the sector and reposition Zimbabwe as a destination of choice. Zimbabwe’s tourism sector’s competitiveness has been affected by a number of challenges but a positive indicator has been increased occupancy in both city hotels as well as resorts. The Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Cde Prisca Mupfumira who was addressing delegates at the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe congress said tourism in many developing countries is the most viable and sustainable economic development option. There is high optimism that there will be a deliberate...

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Conference facilities key to tourism growth   

Considering the country’s huge conferencing facilities, a call has been made for the tourism sector to benchmark its growth on conferencing which has the capacity to improve its revenue growth. Zimbabwe has various conference facilities which are capable of hosting large events both regional and international but over the years these facilities have remained underutilised. Facilities such as Zimbabwe Agricultural Society and the ZITF Exhibition Centre in Bulawayo testify to this. The country is ready to implement the conferencing and exhibition strategy to further promote its destinations. Gauteng Convention Bureau chief executive officer Ms Nonnie Kubeka called for collaboration...

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Deforestation a cause for concern

Sustainable Afforestation Association has planted 11 000 hectares of plantation as a way of encouraging tobacco farmers to desist from wanton destruction of forests for firewood. The wanton destruction of forests by farmers and villagers has been a cause for concern among environmentalists. Tobacco farmers have been cited as chief culprits with calls to ensure they use coal or embark on plantations which can sustain their business increased. Bindura peri-urban has been affected as residents would fetch firewood for various purposes while farmers are also destroying the nearing forests despite calls to desist from such activities. It is prudent...

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Massive tree planting in Bindura

Sustainable Afforestation Association has planted trees on 11 000 hectares of land as a way of encouraging tobacco farmers to desist from wanton destruction of forests for firewood. The wanton destruction of forests by farmers and villagers has been a cause for concern among environmentalists. Tobacco farmers have been cited as chief culprits, with calls to ensure that they use coal for tobacco curing or embark on plantations which can sustain their business. Bindura peri-urban has been affected as residents would fetch firewood for various purposes, while farmers are also destroying the nearby forests despite calls to desist from...

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